Thursday, May 31, 2007

Audacity - free audio editor that works!

Audacity is a freeware for audio editing enthusiasts. You can use Audacity for various music editing tasks that includes:

  • Live audio recording.

  • Edit digital music - cut or join any popular digital audio formats such as ogg vorbis and mp3.

  • Sound mixing - this sounds fun.

  • Add digital effects to music - add a fade-in or out and more.

  • Multiple plugins support to bring the music editor in you.

I am not really an audio editing master, but i found Audacity useful in removing some noise from my audio files. That solves my audio related problem! You can check here Audacity full features.

Download Audacity from the links provided in the Free Media Tools page.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

LanSpy - free port and network security scanner

Looking for a good network security utility to know more about what is happening in your Local Area Network (LAN)? Look no further. Now you can be some kind of a cool network guy with LanSpy. Plus, it doubles up as a port scanner too!

LanSpy consists of network utilities that teaches you more on your computer and your network. Example of LanSpy usage:

  • PC Security Auditing - e.g LanSpy can display open ports and running processes based on IP.

  • Remote processes view - learn what processes are running inside your friends computer

  • List installed applications - enough said here!

  • Detect shared resources on computers on the same network subnet and more

The best thing of LanSpy is it helps you learn more on the networked computers around you, not your PC alone. If you want a simple network security scanner and PC auditing freeware, I truly recommend LanSpy.

Download LanSpy from the links provided in the PC Security Tools page.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Free Hide Folder - easily hide your Windows folder

Free Hide Folder is a simple freeware application that lets you hide your Windows folder easily.

During initial setup, you need to specify a password that will be used each time you need access to the Free Hide Folder interface. Then you can just add click the "Add to List" button and choose folders that you want to hide. The hidden folder will not appear in any Windows application even though you are choosing "Show hidden files and folders" inside Windows Explorer menu.

Unhiding a folder requres similar MO. Click a hidden folder in the Free Hide Folder list and click the "Unhide" button. For simplicity and ease of use, this freeware program will be on my hard disk for a long time to come.

Try it now and tell me your experience with Free Hide Folder by leaving some comments for discussion.

You can download Free Hide Folder by clicking on the links provided in the PC Security Tools page.

Friday, May 25, 2007

PDF995 Suite - pdf writer with decent conversion features

PDFSuite 995 products is all about PDF.

Recently, I have problems in creating my 101 Best Freeware pdf document, relating to hyperlinks. I've tried CutePDF, PrimoPDF and some other pdf writers to no avail. I tried to convert my Microsoft Word documents with hyperlinks to pdf documents but all my hyperlinks turned into normal texts, so I've scourged the Internet for other alternatives that can solve this problem.

Thankfully, there is the PDF995 Suite that suits my need. It contains three components, which are:

  • PDF995 Writer - this works just like a normal pdf writer. It writes documents to pdf with no other bells and whistles. Consists of two downloads, the printer driver plus the pdf converter.

  • PDFEdit995 - this is the original gem of the product. I solve my problem with the "Batch" feature inside the many functions that you can use it for.

  • Signature 995 - I don't need this but maybe you do. If you are paranoid that somebody else may plagiarised your precious documents, use this to sign, encrypt or password protected pdf documents.

The only gripe in using this freeware is that it will display sponsored ads each time you use it. PDF995 Suite solved my problems with hyperlinks and I thank them for such a good freeware worthy of a download.

You can download PDF995 Suite from the links provided in the Misc Office Tools page.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

101 Best Freeware List in PDF Format

I've collected and composed a pdf format document consisting of 101 Best Freeware List from these two websites that I've own:

Feel free to download the file from the pdf icon at the left sidebar of this site and you can keep it for your own use. Alternatively, :D you can do me a favor by spreading the news or by distributing the pdf freeware list to your friends and families, whoever you think will benefit from the best of free software.

Thank you for your support and do continue visiting this site from time to time for more updates.

Friday, May 18, 2007

GOM Player - play broken video files!

GOM Player is one of the best media player that you can find out there, particularly on the codecs support. Just after installation, GOM Media Player lets you enjoy most of the available audio and media format out there without having to download separate media codecs that bugged your previous media enjoyment.

If a particular codec is not available via GOM Media Player in case of any copyright issues, GOM Media Player will try to redirect you to the website that you can download and install a separate codec to work with it, no more blind searches with Google anymore! GOM Player also excels in becoming a video enthusiast's choice, because of its awesome ability to tweak video and audio controls.

Furthermore, these are other features of GOM Media Player that stands out against it competitors:

  • Plays broken files - ever had any files that never finished downloading and you wish to see the content? Use GOM Player!

  • Clean cut interface - great for casual video viewers like me, the interface is easy to the eyes

  • Easy Browser and Playlist - built in internal media browser that let you access and play media files with a few clicks. Playlist makes it easier to manage current favorites.

  • All in One Player - plays audio files, video files, vcds and dvds too!

  • Multiple playback mode - speed up or slow down a video play, pan and scan, it is all up to you.

  • Excellent subtitle support - you can move a video subtitle up or down, video geeks will love this.

  • Custom video controls - sharpen, add noise or blur videos, capture screenshots, increase or decrease hues and more.

  • Custom audio controls - available equalizer support, filter voices and more.

  • Multiple viewable screen sizes - have your movies in full screen, full screen stretch, fit to desktop resolutions and more. You are in charge of the aspect ratio, either choose a built in or define you owned custom aspect ratio!

With all the ready made codecs, custom audio and video controls, GOM Player is one of the best choices of PC media players around and for sure I will be using it for a long time. Will you do the same?

Download GOM Player from the link provided in the Media Player page. Or if you are looking for another media player, check out the awesome VLC Player.

Monday, May 14, 2007

ActivePDF PrimoPDF - best pdf writer with extra security features

is yet another free pdf writer developed by ActivePDF. A pdf writer is an application that converts normal office documents such as Microsoft Word documents into pdf documents.

It functions once you click the Print icon or Print menu from your application and you can customize the pdf output to some extent.

PrimoPDF features
that are unique compared to other pdf writer / printer:

  • Password protect pdf documents - users can protect their pdf documents with passwords for extra privacy

  • Ebook / print optimized PDF - users can choose to create pdf documents that are optimized for ebook distributions or pdf documents that are optimized specially for printing purposes.

  • Document properties editing - specify author and other related document information before creating the pdf file with PrimoPDF.

  • PDF document restrictions - owners can add extra protection to their pdf documents from unnecessary plagiarism by not allowing the public to print, edit, copy text and images or adding comments.

  • Append pdf documents - another unique features of PrimoPDF. Users will be prompted to overwrite or append to file once they are trying to overwrite a previously created pdf file with a same name.

The deciding factor to choose PrimoPDF as your free pdf printer is of course the security related features. Otherwise, you may settle for other best pdf printers such as Cute PDF or BullZip PDF Printer.

And if you are looking for a free pdf reader, try PDF-Xchange Viewer. For lightning fast loading pdf reader, opt for Foxit Reader.

Download PrimoPDF from the link provided in the Miscellaneous Office Tools page.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Auslogics Disk Defrag - easy to use free disk defragmenter

Auslogics Disk Defrag
is another alternative or replacement for the lousy Windows Defragmenter. Defragmenting your hard disk is recommended by experts once in a month and this best free defragmenter is one of the easiest to use too!

You can defrag your hard disk by selecting your hard disk partition or drive and click Next to begin defragmenting. A visual indicator of fragmented segments of your hard disk will be displayed with some file statistics.

For full reports of the defragmentation process, you can click the Display Report button and it will be shown in your Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer browser, whichever the default browser in your PC.

I strongly recommend you to try Auslogics Disk Defragmenter and you can tell your own success stories by leaving a comment or two here.

Download Auslogics Disk Defrag from the link provided in the Windows System Tools page.

Or you can have a try in another free disk defragmenter - IOBit Smart Defrag

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Best Free Software Program Summary at Coolware - April 2007

A summary of best free software program reviewed on this coolware site for the month of April 2007.

  1. DownThemAll - best advanced download manager extension for Mozilla Firefox

  2. MWSnap - easy to use screen capture program / snapshot freeware

  3. Starter - best Windows startup manager

  4. Clocx - analog windows desktop clock with extra functionalities

  5. Update Checker - check new versions of installed software, all at once!

  6. IOBit Smart Defrag - best manual and automatic hard disk defragmentation freeware

  7. PDF-Xchange Viewer - free PDF Reader with extra features

  8. fSekrit - secure notepad with military grade encryption

  9. Spyware Terminator - scan and clean adware, spyware and virus too!

And check out March's Best Free Coolware too!

Friday, May 4, 2007

Folder Guide - speed access to your favorite Windows folder

There is nothing much to say about Folder Guide. It is simply a freeware that lets you setup, edit and access your favourite folders / folders that you often access, with a simple right click.

I found it very handy and flexible to use because folders created by Folder Guide are available directly from the Windows right click context menu. I really love this freeware and I hope it benefits you too.

Download Folder Guide freeware from the link provided in the Windows Desktop Tools page.

If you want to differentiate your folders in an easy way, try Folder Marker.